Boston Children's Theatre Helps Kids Face Fears With Calvin's Monster
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The last date listed for Calvin's Monster was Sunday February 12, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
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In this blithe and passionate adaptation of the 1928 gender-flipping Virginia Woolf novel, transf … More
Calvin’s Monster follows the adventures of 8-year old Calvin and his school librarian as he turns to her for help in understanding what he’s afraid of and how to overcome those fears. By enlisting the help of beloved fairy tale characters who come to life in 2012, Calvin realizes that he’s not alone and that everyone has obstacles to overcome. Encouraged by his new friends, Calvin develops the tools he needs to face his fears and become stronger in the face of adversity. With a musical score by Jessie Soursourian and Austin Davy, Calvin’s Monster will have audiences singing about dragons, self esteem and the value of friendship.
According to __Calvin’s Monster __director and BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark, the storyline and musical numbers will appeal to all ages. “Parents will appreciate the humorous way in which important messages about facing our fears is communicated, and children will identify with the fun and quirky characters who befriend Calvin,” explains Clark. “Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Snow White all make appearances, and in a nod to our modern era, they all text and use cell phones. This is a new musical for a new generation of theater audiences.”
Calvin’s Monster features a cast of 11 young local actors between the ages of 12 and 19. The cast includes Bedford resident Natalie Vatcher as Rapunzel; Belmont resident Alex Aroyan as Dragon; Newton
resident Alex Levy as Jack; Boxford resident Kristina Kastrinelis as Snow White; Braintree resident Rachel Padell as Cinderella; Charlestown resident Kevin Paquette as Wolf; Newburyport resident Colin Budzyma as Calvin; Sherborn resident Nolan Murphy as Peter Pan; and Stoneham resident Emily Pinto as Little Red Riding Hood.